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1982 Called…and Sounded Impressed

After 35 years, Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters across the country. The long-awaited sequel to the quintessential science-fiction film has finally arrived.

As I give you time to order tickets in the event you haven’t bought yours for the movie event of October, be sure to enjoy a visually stunning reminder as to why Blade Runner 2049 is primed to be the rare example of a sequel that will match its beloved 1980s nostalgic forefather.

Or, as has been written on Jimmy’s Daily Planet, surpass its cinematic game-changing and iconic original.

No pressure.

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Happy Monday!

As the week gets closer to Christmas, the blog posts will reflect this celebration of all celebrations.

For now…

Ladies and gentlemen, science-fiction movie fans and (curious film buffs) were treated to a special teaser trailer today. The beloved 1982 science-fiction fan favorite Blade Runner, which originally starred Harrison Ford, has finished its highly-anticipated sequel. The first film depicted a dystopian future with a serious problem of dangerous human replicants living among humans. The sequel appears to recruit a character portrayed by Ryan Gosling to…

Just take a look.

Blade Runner 2049 should have no trouble replicating the enthusiasm from the first film.

Have an Inspired Week!       

A Lift Back in Time

Sequels, historically, have a mixed record. How about a non-sequel sequel?

The 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore is a wonderful cinematic achievement. Akin to the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, the casting, writing and acting was pitch-perfect and clever throughout with fun twists and fantastic settings we wish we could hang-out in on the weekend or on vacation.

Great escapism.

Speaking of escapism…

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love is clearly evident. Remember the Dirty Dancing-inspired scene with the famed lift? It’s fitting the two would make a movie that expands their burgeoning romance from that dynamite move.

Despite not being their first reunion on film (Gangster Squad in 2013), the brand new teaser trailer for La La Land is, in terms of tonality, a similar feel-good spirit for the actor and actress as their beloved roles as Jacob Palmer and Hannah. The classical, dreamy aura reminds us of the Golden Age of Hollywood, inviting us into a world that serves as confirmation for why we enjoy movie magic and how this magic is created.

This film is unapologetic in celebrating Hollywood’s bright, shining spotlight elevated on and for the stage of suspended belief.

La La Land doesn’t look crazy or stupid, but full of love.

Dude is Going to Look Like a Lady Again

Normally, there isn’t so much news about sequels made within the same 2-week period, especially when it concerns follow-ups to beloved ’80s and ’90s classics.

Strangely, the latest scoop of a man dressing up as an old Scottish nanny has the potential to revive Steiner Street to its 1993 golden presence.

It was recently announced that famed scribe and director Chris Columbus put his hands up in the form of an “L” and reverse “L” and joined his thumbs together for a vision of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in the joyfully eccentric northern California city of San Francisco.

Oh, and this is happening with the wonderfully crazy, wild and spontaneously hilarious Robin Williams.

It’s impossible to doubt the comedic fire he’ll surely bring to this sequel.

While we’re not experiencing hot flashes at this news, we’re all experiencing flashes of our favorite scenes from this story of a marriage and family of three children broken up by divorce in a funny, yet very real fashion. And the fact that the 1993 original was funny, sweet and painfully real with the tugging of our heart strings throughout was a defining dynamic that perfectly complemented the unforgettable comedic one-liners of Robin Williams and, of course, a stellar cast.

There is no release date, but that shouldn’t stop our cautious optimism of what will eventually be projected on the silver screen for multiple generations to enjoy.

Thankfully, somebody boxed the trailer from Mrs. Doubtfire and then shipped it onto the Internet (that process can get confusing).

“Could you make me a woman [again]?”

“Honey, I’m so happy!”

And Uncle Frank, maybe make an extra mask or two…just in case.

P.S. I’ll never forget when my family and I were at a cafe in Kauaʻi several years ago and my sister and I were ordering food just feet from somebody who looked very familiar…

007

Yes, he was 007. And yes, he was super nice. But, he was also the hapless Stu Dunmeyer.

Incredibly, I believe he was driving a Mercedes!